September 18, 2019 4:00 pm
With autumn creeping up on us it’s an ideal time to revisit the interior styling of your home.
This season, florals and well-loved plaids are taking centre stage. Anything big, bold and patterned – “Have fun and show a bit of your eclectic personality with a mix of patterns,” says interior designer Elin Hermansson at Ikea.
Besides patterns, this season also empowers contrast in textiles and materials – Metals and wood, animal prints and marble paired with luxurious textiles to give that chill of autumn a kick and keep your home feeling warm.
Add texture with throws
While minimalistic and classic designs work brilliantly for the summer, even the most elegant of Chesterfield sofas benefit from a softer treatment as autumn draws in. Add throws and blankets in warm tones to introduce a textural and colourful home update for autumn.
Easily swapped as the seasons change, try mustard, marsala and copper coloured textiles to please the eye in the autumn months. These seasonal shades have enduring appeal, so they can be stowed for reuse year after year.
Play with patterns
Checks, tartan and tweed are all time-old patterns that are perfect home updates for autumn. Indulgent velvet is a cosseting choice (as the sofa from Willow & Hall above shows) and woven from soft and cosy wool, herringbone knits are also ideal autumn style updates, such as this Harris Tweed Leather Dalmore midi sofa with bracken herringbone print.
Whether applied in rugs, cushions or blankets, these patterns add interest while also offering a welcome warming function. These home updates for autumn are particularly useful in properties that boast lofty, high ceilings, which could make the space slower to heat.
Autumn is also the time when outdoor pursuits become muddier and messier. This makes it essential to have an orderly and stylish boot room available, keeping the rest of the home clean. Discover the boot room essentials for easy autumn living.
“The easiest way to update your home with the seasons? Textiles. They’re affordable and can be used in so many ways.”
-Elin Hermansson, IKEA interior designer
This post was written by millerwp